And Furthermore!

My baby, my darling I've been taking a beating.
Well all right. (Well all right.) It's okay. (It's okay).
We all get the slip sometimes every day . . .
I'll just keep it to myself In the sun, In the sun.
      ~ Zooey Deschanel lyrics, In the Sun


When I heard Zooey's song I thought of my co-workers. We investigate nursing home complaints, and with so much to do and so little time to do it, we've all been taking a beating lately.



Really! We all love what we do. Every time we visit a facility it's like opening a gift. My favorite resident is still the tiny 103 year old woman who punched out the phlebotomist. She had a real good reason, too. The phlebotomist was stealing her blood and selling it, and she just didn't have enough blood to share. That's her story, anyway.

And the nursing home employees . . . really, 99% of them are very dear people. They don't get paid much; they just love making a difference, and they do.

It's the 1%, that keep us busy.

To all my fellow investigators in Central Texas . . . I know it's hard not to throw in an occasional "and furthermore" when helping the facilities recognize their transgressions. You do what you do with grace, and I'm proud to be among you.


People who are smarter than me say a "visual triangle" on your card makes your card more appealing. The triangle creates a road map to direct your viewers' eyes to what you want them to see the most.

My card was a little top heavy. So adding the three brads to the lower right created a visual triangle to bring the eye down just a bit and put my Wendy girl in focus.


Remember the build-a-brads Stampin' Up! used to sell? You just punch a 1/2 inch circle of paper to build your own brad using the brad base and adhesive acrylic bubble in the kit. I wouldn't leave you without a buyer source: I found someone on Etsy that still has some to sell (see the link below).

I layered my build-a-brad on a red button after being inspired by this project at Creative Charms.

You know why I thought to bring out the brads, right?! Brads are our featured ingredient for this week's Catered Crop Recipe Swap. My images are from Eat Cake Graphic, this week's sponsor. It's not too late to join us.

Here are the Copic Markers, sketch and recipe I used.


I work with nurses and social workers who are passionately dedicated to keeping our seniors safe. Hugs and smooches to my fellow investigators. Stay strong! This song's for you.


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Sweet Comments

  1. Such a fab card Linda…really enjoyed reading your blog post…kudos to you!

  2. What a stunning card Linda, the colors beautiful! I’ve never heard of the triangle theory, I’m excited to have that tool to use on my cards now. Thank you!

  3. Wow Linda your card is amazing!! Thank you and your co workers for all the work you do!!! I’m so grateful for the unsung heros that work with the elderly. The colors of your card are so strking as is every detail. Great use of the sketch! Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday @ Eat, Sleep, Stamp!

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